Reception September 14th 6-9pm

Over the past few months, we have constructed a new space for ourselves and prepared for the the de-construction of our old space. As recognition to the power of these opposing forces, the co-operative is hosting an exhibition of invited artists' works that utilize one or the other as part of their process. We welcome everyone to see artistic representations of the opposing power of construction or deconstruction.

TAcoCAT Exposed

AUGUST 17th, 6-9pm and 18th, 12-5pm

Join us for Tacocat Exposed, our first exhibition in the Tacocat Gallery which will feature the work of our co-operative members.

Studios will be open for the public to visit and view.
Artwork will be available for purchase and snacks will be on hand.

The members of the Tacocat Co-operative include:
Adam Brouillette - painter, designer, arts organizer, former manager of Junctionview Studios
Megan Green - owner/operator of Stinkybomb Soap, arts organizer
Christopher Burk - landscape painter
Catherine Bell Smith - material artist
Brian Reaume - installation artist, painter
Rob Green - owner/operator of Fieldwerks, moldmaker, designer
Jen Wrubleski - painter, designer, illustrator
Laura Alexander - material artist
Claire Smith - installation artist, material artist
Emily Herbeck - installation artist, sculptor
Meghan Kwast - photographer, knitter, quilter
Larry Doyle - painter

In the Collection of: Roy Gottlieb

October 6 - November 10
reception October 6, 4-8pm

Tacocat Cooperative is excited to present the first of a series of shows highlighting selections of work from local collectors. To begin, we are staring with our friend Dr. Roy Gottlieb, a longtime collector with an extensive collection of both national and local artists. Roy has been a mainstay of the arts community in Columbus for over 25 years. As a supporter, he has been involved in many initiatives related to the arts and been a support for many individual artists in that time.

The works in the show range from social commentary to minimal, from dogmatic to strange. From the famed outsider artist Smokey Brown to the godfather of digital art Charles Csuri, viewers will be able to see a variety of interests of the collector. Roy's passion for a handful of artists is evident and the friendships he has formed with some of the artists he has collected is notable. Works were selected from the collection by Ann Bremner and Ian Raffino from a catalog of work Roy has created from hundreds of works.

Selected artists from the show include:
Adam Baer
Smokey Brown
Sol LeWitt
Charles Csuri
Marcel Dzama
Kojo Kamau
Ralph Williams
Elsie Sanchez
Lee Csuri
Sid Chafitz
Daniel Ferlan
Larry Collins
Levent Isik

Refreshments and drinks will be available at the reception on Sunday October 6th, 4-8pm.

Regular hours for the Tacocat Gallery are 12-5pm every Sunday and by appointment.

To learn more about Roy Gottlieb's work as a dentist, visit

CollectOR Connect


Have you been searching for ways to connect with local artists and wondering how to begin collecting art? …or looking for that one-of-a-kind gift for the coming holidays?

Tacocat Cooperative is offering the perfect venue far from the mall-mania.

On Saturday, November 23 from 1-8pm the artists of Tacocat are hosting a one-day exhibit with an emphasis on selling and collecting, called "Collect or Connect". Each member of Tacocat Cooperative has invited two artists to exhibit 2-5 pieces for a salon style exhibition of artwork. Exhibitors will be present to dialogue with guests, connect with collectors, and share ideas with other artists.

Located in Grandview on Burrell Ave, Tacocat Cooperative consists of eleven studios, twelve artists and entrepreneurs, a workshop and a gallery that hosts one month, two month, and one week exhibitions focused on showcasing quality work produced by professional and aspiring artists.

All members of Tacocat will be on display along with the following guest artists:
Amanda Hope Cook
Amandda Leigh Tirey
Amy Leibrand
Brian Williams
Cori Crumrine
Cyrus Fire
Dan Gerdeman
Jamie Sommer
Kate Morgan
Keith Rankin
Lisa Horkin
Mary Ann Crago
Paul Herbeck
Rob Jones
Ron Abra
Sharon Dorsey
Stephanie Rond
Susan Li O'Connor
Walter Herman

Music entertainment provided by kid phenom DJ Orson Beatz, featured at Junctionview's Agora X

Refreshments provided by Tatoheads Food Truck

Light Hope

Reception Thursday December 12th 6pm-9pm

Tacocat hosts a fundraiser for Project Zero, a local charity bringing hope to those in need.

Participating artists are:
Clinton Reno
Brian Reaume
Larry Doyle
Jamie Sommer
Michael Bush
Adam Brouillette

Private art collection of Nina West will be on hand. These works were created specifically for and from Nina's performances over the years. Works by Nikolaos Hulmes and Michael Owens.

KRampus: The print exchange

Reception January 26th, 5-8PM

"Krampus is a mythical creature known in Alpine countries. According to legend, Krampus accompanies Saint Nicholas during the Christmas season, warning and punishing bad children. This is in contrast to St. Nicholas, who gives gifts to good children. When the Krampus finds a particularly naughty child, it stuffs the child in its sack and carries the frightened child away to its lair, presumably to devour.

In the Alpine regions, Krampus is represented as a beast-like creature, generally demonic in appearance. The creature has roots in Germanic folklore. Traditionally young men dress up as the Krampus in Austria, southern Bavaria, Hungary and Croatia during the first week of December, particularly on the evening of 5 December, and roam the streets frightening children with rusty chains and bells. Krampus is featured on holiday greeting cards called Krampuskarten."

There are 20 artists in the portfolio for this exhibition on the mythical figure known as Krampus. Each artist was responsible for creating a 12x12 inch print illustrating the Krampus in whatever way they wished using any print media they were comfortable with. Below is a full list of artist participants.

-Christopher Cannon
-Aaron Coleman
-Tim Doyle
-Matt Hopson-Walker
-Drew Iwaniw
-Phineas X Jones
-Tyler Krasowski
-Jason Lahr
-Travis Lawrence
-Jason Moore
-AJ Nordhagen
-Curtis Readel
-Jay Ryan
-Jenny Schmid
-Zach Schrey
-Steve Seeley
-Sean Starwars
-Michael Weigman

The portfolio was organized by Curtis Readel & Steve Seeley. Selected artist from this portfolio will be showing highlights from their personal work in conjunction with the exhibition.


Opening reception: March 8th
Closing reception: March 30th

Lustron houses were fabricated in Columbus from the late 40's to early 50's as a low cost answer to the post-World War II housing shortage. These durable, low maintenance houses were created entirely from enamel-coated steel panels and are an early example of environmental sustainability in a mid-century modern design. The Art of Lustron invites you to celebrate a unique part of our city's history. This show will consist of works of art created using panels from Lustron houses and will benefit the Lustron Preservation Society and the Whitehall Historical Society.

Want to learn more about Lustron? You can visit a Lustron home on display in our city's museum (the same Lustron that was on display in NYC's MOMA) or you can visit the famous blue Lustron in Whitehall that serves as the Historical Society headquarters.

Here are some links for more information about Lustron homes:\lustron.html

Here is a full llist of participating artists:

Mandi Caskey:
Jacob Tanner:
Chris Tennant:
The Claw:
Claire Smith:
Joey Monsoon:
Jen Wrubleski:
Nicholas Bukky:
Christopher Burk:
Peggy Mintun:
Danna Lynn Harper:
Sharon Dorsey:
Derrick Hickman:
Nikolaos B. Hume
Daniel Painter
Mike Moses:
Walter Hermann:
Scott Santee:
Rob Jones:
Larry Doyle:
Tony Belleau:
Chad Cochran:
Ron Abram:
Robert Trautman:
Mary Ann Crago:
Chaz O’Neil:
Jen Kiko Rausch:
Eric Rausch:
Adam Brouillette:
Dan Gerdeman:
Emily Herbeck
Mary Barczak
Amandda Tirey:
Cat Sheridan:
Lisa McLymont:
Brian Reaume:

Art and Artists of 614

APRIL 6th - 27th
Reception April 6th, 5-8pm

Art and Artists of 614 Facebook event page

A juried selection of varied works by The Art and Artists of Ohio (areas in and around 614, 740 & 216 locales), will be on display at Tacocat Cooperative, in Columbus Ohio. Members from all of our Ohio groups are invited to submit 1 or 2 of their best, original works for consideration.

Jurors: Tacocat Cooperative
Show Director: Lisa McLymont
An admin of The Art and Artists Of, and Tacocat member


MAY 4th - JUNE 1st
Reception: May 4th, 5-8pm

Evident in nature, discernible in design, behavior, and movement, patterns bring order to chaos and prediction to mystery. Interpreting how patterns affect, measure and mark our lives is the central theme of the latest Mother Artist at Work exhibition, Patterns.

Mother Artists at Work is a Columbus, Ohio non-profit association that supports and promotes artists who are mothers through networking, professional development, and exhibitions opportunities as they work to keep career and family in balance. Founded in 2005, the group has 30 members with an inspiring range of experience, background, education, and studio practice. Painters, fiber artists, sculptors, photographers, ceramicists, mixed media artists and enamelers come together monthly to share what they do, what they learn, and how they maintain and nurture the creative roles of artist and mother.

Exhibiting artists include:

Mona Gazala
Catherine Bell Smith
Wendy Phillips Yeager
Lisa Horkin
Cyndi Bellerose
Alissa Head
Sharon Dorsey
Missy Conley
Judy Chesnut Gerdeman
Mollie Hannon
Laine Bachman
April Sunami
Harvest Rider
Laurel Durrett
Alicia McGinty
Erina Ammon
Laura Garcia
Tracy Zollinger Turner
Kristen Marra Marek


Saturday, June 14th 2014 11 am – 5 pm

Join us at Tacocat Cooperative for Tacocraft, a family-friendly craft and art sale on Saturday, June 14th. Vendors will sell a variety of goods like jewelry, clothing, artwork, and more. Vendor spaces are roughly 10' x 10' and cost $20.

PARTY INSTINCT: Collaborating Virtually

Show runs: JUNE 29 - AUGUST 3
Reception: July 13th, 5-8pm

Blissfully aware of the true cyclical nature of work these two artists Kate Batten and Natalie Leroy have been invited to virtually collaborate. Prompted to complete the task of their dreams; Inspired by the chance to cut loose and make work the way they play.


Show runs: Aug 15 - September 22
Reception: Friday, August 15th (6pm - 9pm)

In August, Tacocat Cooperative will celebrate one year since the opening of the gallery to the public. To mark the occasion and to showcase the productivity that has happened in the space since opening, the co-operative will once again take over the gallery, showcasing new work by members of the group.

Underground Collectors

Reception - Friday, October 3rd (6pm - 9pm)

In conjunction with Columbus Underground, Tacocat Cooperative hosts a show featuring the collections of a handful of collectors featured on the website. Come see an example, and read testimonies from real collectors around the area. A variety of types of work from various selections will be on display.

IMPRESSED: Ohio Printmakers SHow

Show runs: November 7th - 23rd
Reception: Friday, November 7th (6pm - 9pm)

This November, Tacocat will host an exhibition of print work organized by Michael Weigman (, and juried by Blake Sanders of Orange Barrel Industries ( All work features traditional printmaking techniques from Ohio based artists. This is a great selection featuring some of the top printmakers in the state, as well as young up and comers. A full list of participants will be announced in the coming weeks.

WOmen's Fund Benefit Featuring the work of CAW

Show runs: Dec 4- January 18
Reception - Thursday, December 4th (6pm - 9pm)

To round out our year, we host a benefit exhibition for the Women's Fund of Central Ohio. To do so, The artist group Creative Arts of Women has been asked to create an exhibition while working with the Women's Fund for theme. Proceeds will benefit Women's Fund.

To learn more about the Women's Fund of Central Ohio, click here.

Eye Candy: A Collection of Portraits
Show Runs: January 31st - February 23rd
Reception - Saturday, January 31st (6pm - 9pm)

Feast your eyes on a collection of unique depictions of people, loved ones, celebrities, and self portraits by artists with disabilities. Eye Candy: A Collection of Portraits is a curated exhibition of artists represented by Open Door Art Studio.

Open Door Art Studio empowers artists with disabilities to develop unique, artistic voices and to experience opportunities afforded through the arts. We believe that creativity knows no boundaries and that all individuals deserve an environment for “expression without limitation.”

Show Runs: April 5 - 26
Reception - Friday April, 10 (6pm - 9pm)

Columbus artist Rob Jones takes over the Tacocat Gallery to show is unique, painterly portraits of loved ones as superheroes in this solo exhibition. Rob's brash, no-nonsense paintings are a staple of the Columbus art scene and Tacocat is proud to host this prolific artist in our first single-artist exhibition.

Ajumama Food Truck will also be on hand serving it's amazing and delicious Korean street food.

As an awareness of artists in the community, Tacocat Cooperative has chosen a select group of artists to spotlight. The Tacocat Cooperative Artist Spotlight allows artists who have shown a high level in quality in the production of their work, a professionalism about their previous opportunities, and a positive attitude toward the community. We hope that these solo opportunities for selected artists to show their work will allow them a greater platform for success with their artistic goals.


Show Runs: May 1 - 30
Reception - Friday, May 1st (6pm - 9pm)

For the month of May, Tacocat has created an open call for entries, asking artists to submit the piece of artwork they define as their best. The juried exhibition will be a highlight of the best work of artists in their own eyes. Explainations from each artist will accompany each piece for viewers to become aware of the reasoning each artist finds the individual works to be their best. Guest jurors Tom Katzenmeyer, President of the Greater Columbus Arts Council and Mary Gray, Director of the Ohio Arts Council Riffe Gallery will be joining Tacocat for selection of the best works.

Read more for further details and call for entries form.

Show Runs: June 19 - ONE DAY ONLY!
Reception - June 19th

Join us for Snack Time, a celebration of food and art. The reception will be a large potluck presented by the exhibiting artists. Artists are asked to present food-themed artwork and to bring a food dish related to their piece. If artists' are unable to bring to bring some grub to share, there will be a $10 entry fee. Please have artwork ready to hang and food ready to eat.

Important Dates
Submission deadline: Wednesday, June 10th
Artwork drop off: Saturday, June 13th 12-5pm
Food drop off: Friday June, 19th 12-6pm
Exhibition runs through: Sunday, July 19th.

Call for entries here.


Show runs: August
Reception: TBD

In August, Tacocat Cooperative will celebrate its second year since the opening of the gallery to the public. To mark the occasion and to showcase the productivity that has happened in the space since opening, the co-operative will once again take over the gallery, showcasing new work by members of the group.

ARTIST SpOTLIGHT: Mary ann crago
Show Runs: September
Reception - TBD

As an awareness of artists in the community, Tacocat Cooperative has chosen a select group of artists to spotlight. The Tacocat Cooperative Artist Spotlight allows artists who have shown a high level in quality in the production of their work, a professionalism about their previous opportunities, and a positive attitude toward the community. We hope that these solo opportunities for selected artists to show their work will allow them a greater platform for success with their artistic goals.


Open 3-days:
Wednesday, December 9th, 6PM - 9PM
Friday, December 11th, 5PM - 10PM
Sunday, December 13th, 12PM - 5PM

For the holidays this year, Tacocat is hosting a holiday pop-up gift shop featuring a large collection of artwork and handmade goods priced below $200. Guests have the ability to choose from a large selection of wallet-friendly original works.

Come join Craftin' Outlaws to make your own gift wrap. For $10, you design your own 24x36 sheet of gift wrap, 2 small gift boxes and 3 gift tags. Supplies, stamps, pens and markers included in price of this make-and-take opportunity. Workshop cost is included with any artwork purchase.

Do you have gifts you need to wrap in secret? Bring them over to the gallery and wrap your gifts for $5. We will have gift wrapping paper in bulk available to you. Spend some time wrapping those gifts that you want to make a surprise. Workshop cost is waved with any artwork purchase made in the gallery.

GETCHASOME! (before it’s too late)
Works by Sharon Dorsey
Thursday, June 2nd from 6-9p

“GETCHASOME!” was the battle cry I declared for myself and those around me at the beginning of 2016. It’s a phrase that we used to say all the time when I was younger, usually in reference to achieving a sexual act somewhere between 2nd base and home plate.

This year I’m taking back the phrase to sum up these things:

The truth is, you might die before you go to sleep tonight. Or I might die. And wouldn’t it be nice if we had something lovely to leave behind? I present to you my “some”. I challenge you to get yours.